A taste of psychology – Spring 2017

sense-and-nonsenseSetting out to gain some knowledge and understanding of this fascinating subject each session will cover a particular issue or topic from the wide and exciting remit of psychology. We will discuss the relevance of psychology to everyday life – helping us to understand ourselves and others better.

Tutor – Rodney Hawgood
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 18 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337144

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Pirates of the Caribbean and beyond – Spring 2017

pirateLooking at the ancient world, the Vikings and Queen Elizabeth’s Merchant Adventurers, the ‘golden age’ of piracy and modern day piracy in Somalia, the class will focus on two main questions; the role of piracy in empire formation and why pirates retain their fascination to this day.

Tutor – Ian Chambers
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 25 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337142

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Watercolour workshops 1 – Summer 2017

WatercolorWhatever subject you are interested in painting, this class will help you to focus on developing your watercolour skills. You will be taught the principles of painting in watercolour and encouraged to develop them at your own pace and in your own style.

Tutor – Cheryl Wilbraham
Fee £52.00or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:00am – 3:00pm, 3 meetings from 17 26 April 2017
Course Ref – C2337155

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Geology and nature walks – Summer 2017

IMG_0283.JPGA chance to explore the geology, scenery and wildlife of the East Midlands. First session at The Mill; outdoor meetings thereafter. It is hoped to arrange shared transport and lifts. Walks will involve distances of 3-4 miles, usually starting at 10.30am and finishing at 3pm. Visit locations to be confirmed after consultation with students.

Tutor – Gerry Shaw & Debbie Alston
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 5 meetings from 26 April 2017
Course Ref – C2337138

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Belly dancing for beginners – Summer 2017

Belly danceDuring this course students will learn basic percussive and fluid belly-dance moves and know how to put them together. They will learn basic choreographies and have the confidence to improvise. Mostly they will have fun!

Tutor – Jane Livne
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 7 meetings from 26 April 2017
Course Ref – C2337148

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Intensive creative writing workshops 1 – Summer 2017

Pen and PaperThis course looks at the nuts-and-bolts of creative writing, using exercises in both poetry and prose. It considers how writers can make the very best of their work.

Tutor – Deb Tyler-Bennett
Fee £50.05 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date
– Wednesday 10:15am – 1:30pm, 4 meetings from 3 May 2017
Course Ref – C2337140

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Native American history – Summer 2017

Totem poles and masks.  (21)The course examines Native American history from Pocahontas to the present. We will begin by studying native peoples before the arrival of Europeans and early contact. After looking at these first encounters we will look at the developing position of Native Americans to the present day.

Tutor – Ian Chambers
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 7 meetings from 3 May 2017
Course Ref – C2337143

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Watercolour workshops 2 – Summer 2017

Paints - 2Whatever subject you are interested in painting, this class will help you to focus on developing your watercolour skills. You will be taught the principles of painting in watercolour and encouraged to develop them at your own pace and in your own style.

Tutor – Cheryl Wilbraham
Fee £52.00or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:00am – 3:00pm, 3 meetings from 17 May 2017
Course Ref – C2337156

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Intensive creative writing workshops 2 – Summer 2017

Autofocus dual notebooksThis course enables writers to explore their creative ‘voices’ and discover what it is they really wish to write. The idea of the course is to provide writers with an opportunity to grow their creative vocabulary via exercises in both poetry and prose, taught by a published and award-winning writer.

Tutor – Deb Tyler-Bennett
Fee £50.05 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am – 1:30pm, 4 meetings from 7 June 2017
Course Ref – C2337141

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Introduction to Tai Chi and Health Qigong – Spring 2017

Qigong at sunsetThis form of exercise combines body movements and mental stimulation. The gentle movements energise the body without putting undue strain on joints and muscles. Practised regularly, these exercises will help to relieve stress and tension, help body balance and increase a general sense of wellbeing.

Tutor – Janette Jackson
Fee £52.00 or Free
Venue – West End Community Centre, Mackworth Road, Derby, DE22 3BL
Date –Thursday 10:30am – 12:00pm, 9 meetings from 12 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337192

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

How travel shaped the world, part 2 – Spring 2017

GlobesThe course examines the way in which knowledge of the shape of the earth has developed since earliest recorded times. Following a short summary of topics covered in Part 1, we continue to look at ways in which ideas of the world were shaped through migration, trade and religion. Developments in transport technology, including space travel, have gradually pushed the boundaries of global knowledge and of human interaction.

Tutor – Rod Pearson
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date
– Thursday 10:15pm – 12:00pm, 8 meetings from 19 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337180

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Bach: the man and his music – Spring 2017

BachThe course will look at the life and times of Bach, with a particular emphasis on documents of the period and also on recent Bach research. And, of course, we will be listening to a wide range of his music.

Tutor – Tom Corfield
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 9 meetings from 19 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337190

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Introduction to Tai Chi and Health Qigong – Summer 2017

P1150131duoThis form of exercise combines body movements and mental stimulation. The gentle movements energise the body without putting undue strain on joints and muscles. Practised regularly, these exercises will help to relieve stress and tension, help body balance and increase a general sense of wellbeing.

Tutor – Janette Jackson
Fee £52.00 or Free
Venue – West End Community Centre, Mackworth Road, Derby, DE22 3BL
Date –Thursday 10:30am – 12:00pm, 9 meetings from 27 April 2017
Course Ref – C2337193

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Women write music, too… – Summer 2017

Clara Wieck Schumann Oeuvres Of Jeunesse -youth Works- Teresa Laredo Vde-galloAfter centuries of being largely sidelined, women composers have begun to enjoy wider recognition. Join us to explore the music of outstanding composers, from Hildegard of Bingen, through Clara Schumann and Ethel Smyth, to Judith Weir.

Tutor – Mike Wheeler
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 4 May 2017
Course Ref – C2337150

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

New brochure – Spring and summer 2017

The new brochure for the summer and spring courses 2017 is now out. You can get an electronic copy by following this link: http://www.weaeastmidlands.org/brochure/. If you would prefer a hard copy please contact the Derby office on 01332 291805 or derbyoffice@wea.org.uk.

You can now enrol by telephone as well as online and by post – the phone number to call is 0113 245 3304.

We hope to see you when the new term starts!